Heli-Trekking the Roof of the World: Everest & the Khumbu
Several changes have taken place recently in the Khumbu (Everest) region that enable visitors now to explore the world’s tallest mountains in an abbreviated time frame, and capping the adventure off with a helicopter tour that will literally take your breath away.
After trekking for a week or even less, you’ll board your chopper and cross three passes over 17,000’, getting in so close to Everest and her neighbors that you experience the same kind of views previously available only to world-class mountaineers.
New lodges that have been built on the trail to base camp provide a level of comfort that earlier trekkers could only dream about. The goal of this sample itinerary is to show you how short of a trip you can take while still getting the full experience of being in the Himalaya and being a part of the biggest mountains on earth.
Everest In A Week: Itinerary at a Glance
FRI: Depart USA | SUN: Arrive Kathmandu, met and transfer to hotel | MON: Fly to Lukla and hike to Monjo | TUE: Day hike for mountain views and acclimatization | WED: Trek to Namche Bazaar / THUR: Trek to Tashinga | FRI: Trek to Thyangboche for lunch, returning back to Tashinga | SAT: Chopper pick-up at your lodge, do the Three Cross Passings Heli-Flightseeing en route to Lukla. Fly back to Kathmandu | SUN: Depart for onward flights | MON: Arrive home.
You can leave Friday after work, miss only one week back home and still have enough time to trek and experience the roof of the world! Experience this one-of-a-kind adventure and make it back by the following Monday morning. What was once just a dream is now possible and an amazing way to experience the magic of the Himalayas!